Ring Alarm Security System Shipping July 4

After a few bumps in the road, it appears Ring is finally ready to launch its home security system soon. The home system now has a new name — Ring Alarm.

Ring Alarm will retail for $199, and come with a base station, keypad, contact sensor, motion detector, and range extender, the company announced today. Additional components can be added to customize the system for your own home, and Ring says more compatible smart devices will be coming soon. Ring Alarm will not require professional installation, and it will work with the existing free Ring app.

Optional monitoring for Ring Alarm will cost $10/month, with no longterm contracts. The company will also offer cellular backup for uninterrupted protection even when the internet is down, and unlimited video recording for all Ring devices, presumably with the paid Protect Plus plan.

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Customers are currently able to pre-order the system; upon placing Ring Alarm in a shopping cart, the website shows the system as shipping July 4, 2018, in the continental U.S. only.

Making It To Market

Ring’s home security system actually debuted last October. At that point it was called the Ring Protect — it included the same components at the same base retail price.

Ring Protect was supposed to come out around that time, but a lawsuit from ADT halted sales of the system. Since then, the system has gotten a new name, Ring has introduced other new products like cameras and security lights, and yes, the company was acquired by Amazon.

Ring also introduced its Neighbors app this year, which acts as a sort of modern neighborhood watch. In less desired news for current Ring users, the company acknowledged a flaw this year which didn’t automatically sign all logged-in users out after a password change was made.

Read our review of the Ring Alarm security system or our review of the best home security cameras. 

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy is the former editor in chief of Security Baron. Before, he has worked as a freelance writer and editor at websites like Wirecutter.com and iLounge.com along with publications like the Lockport Union Sun & Journal and the Greater Niagara Newspapers. With digital and print experience under his belt, Phil has a passion for all things technology including home security, cyber security, and the smart home. His bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park initially landed Phil his first job at the Beaver County Times, which has lead to over 15 years of experience as a journalist.

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